Samsung is preparing a cheaper clamshell smartphone without 5G!

The Galaxy Z Flip 3, one of Samsung’s next foldable smartphones, would skip 5G. It should also be content with an older generation SoC. Restricted to 4G, the flip phone would be offered at a lower price than its predecessors.

In 2021, Samsung will flood the market with new foldable smartphones. In total, the global number marketed a total of 5 new phones with a foldable screen, including the Galaxy Z Fold 3, a Z Fold S, an even higher-end version of the Z Fold and a Galaxy Z Flip Lite, a smartphone to affordable foldable flapper.

According to information from our Dutch colleagues at Galaxy Club, this affordable clamshell smartphone would be called Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung having already launched 2 Z Flip smartphones in 2020: a Z Flip 4G and a Z Flip 5G. Determined to expand its mid-range offer, the Seoul giant has decided not to integrate 5G into its flip-flop smartphone.

A Snapdragon 855+ SoC for the Galaxy Z Flip 3?

The media was indeed able to get hold of the model number of the Z Flip 3 : SM-F720F. The absence of “B” at the end of the number indicates that the smartphone will have to be satisfied with 4G LTE connectivity. De facto, Samsung would rely on a chipset that is not compatible with 5G, such as the Snapdragon 855 Plus. The SoC is already powering the first Galaxy Z Flip 4G only.

Everything suggests that Samsung has decided to make the Galaxy Z Flip 3 one of the first mid-range foldable smartphones in its catalog. By opting for an old-generation SoC, Samsung will be able to lower the selling price of the device below the 1000 euros mark.

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The latest news is that the manufacturer should present its new foldable smartphones by the end of the second quarter of 2021. For now, it is difficult to determine if Samsung has also planned a high-end version of its Z Flip 3, with 5G and a recent SoC. We’ll tell you more as soon as possible. While waiting for more information, feel free to give your opinion in the comments below.

Source: Galaxy club

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